Crossover
10:00 am
Sat May 21, 2011

Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen

Jill Pasternak speaks with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen about the upcoming Lyra Society concert featuring 30 harpists led by Maestro Charles Dutoit.

Four harpists will perform with Ms. Hainen during this Crossover show as a preview to the May 26th concert at Curtis' Field Hall.

In addition to Ms. Hainen, we'll hear Kimberly Rowe, Dani Xia, Elizabeth Morgan Ellis, and Gian Torrano Jacobs perform just for WRTI listeners.

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Contests
2:05 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

<a><h3>Enter Our Philadelphia Museum of Art "Dual Plus" Membership Contest</h3></a>

You could win membership benefits for two adults to the PMA for an entire year, plus much more! Entries must be received on May 20th by 12 midnight to qualify. Good luck!

Of course, if you're not an active WRTI member, we hope you'll consider joining us or renewing your yearly membership very soon.

Contests
9:20 am
Tue May 17, 2011

<a><h3>Enter Our "Around the Town" Ticket Giveaway Contest </h3></a>

You could win multiple tickets to 15 fabulous attractions in the WRTI listening area - perfect for rainy or sunny days of summer. Entries must be received on May 18th by 12 midnight to qualify. Good luck!

Of course, if you're not an active WRTI member, we hope you'll consider joining us or renewing your yearly membership very soon.

Classical Stories
1:14 pm
Sun May 15, 2011

Win BIG! Pledge on May 18th

WRTI's Around the Town Ticket Giveaway is coming up! When you pledge on Wednesday, May 18th you'll automatically be entered to win multiple tickets to 15 fabulous Philadelphia area attractions. If you're the winner, you'll be entertained throughout the season with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.

Enter the contest online at wrti.org, or call 1-866-809-9784 any time on May 18th. You don't have to pledge to enter the contest, but a contribution to WRTI is always appreciated. Good luck!

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Creatively Speaking
3:30 pm
Sat May 14, 2011

Aaron Jay Kernis--Anthony McGill--Georg Philipp Telemann--Civil War 150 at Rosenbach Museum

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis

Jim Cotter speaks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis.

David Patrick Stearns profiles Anthony McGill, the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera.

Susan Lewis considers 18th-century German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers in music history.

Tom Keels explores a project at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:24 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Met Opera's DIE WALKURE on WRTI

Tune in on Saturday, May 14th at 12 noon to hear Wagner's DIE WALKURE, the last broadcast in the Metropolitan Opera's 2010/2011 Saturday radio broadcast season. James Levine conducts. Soprano Deborah Voigt sings Brunnhilde.


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News and Views
6:54 pm
Sun May 8, 2011

A Look at the Upcoming Philadelphia Municipal Primary Elections

A Look at the Upcoming Philadelphia Municipal Primary Elections

Philadelphia, PA – Will Philadelphia voters head to the polls Tuesday, May 17th to choose who will be running for office in November's general election? Five City Council members are stepping down, which opens those seats for new blood. The election is drawing little public interest. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at the upcoming Philadelphia primary elections.

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Creatively Speaking
4:18 pm
Sat May 7, 2011

Dolce Suono's Mahler 100/ Schoenberg 60 Project--Phila.'s Society Hill Playhouse--Claes Oldenburg

Dolce Suono Ensemble

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the first performances in Dolce Suono's two-year long Mahler 100/ Schoenberg 60 Project.

Susan Lewis considers the people and passion behind the long-running Society Hill Playhouse, founded on 8th Street in Philadelphia in 1959.

As work continues on Lenfest Plaza at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, we listen back to an interview with Claes Oldenburg. The world-renowned sculptor is creating a centerpiece for the new civic space.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
12:01 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Three Composers of Leipzig

Ignaz Moscheles

The famous pianist and composer Ignaz Moscheles sat next to the 15-year-old boy on the piano bench, about to give a piano lesson as a favor to the boy's father. In less than a minute, Moscheles, a sensation on the continent, lionized in England, one of a handful of pianists vying for that ever-shifting "greatest" title, knew that he was "sitting next to a master, not a pupil." He had encountered prodigies before, but never had he seen anyone like Felix Mendelssohn.

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CD Selections
12:37 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

Kile Smith Recommends...

A Grand Celebration: The Philadelphia Orchestra Live with the Wanamaker Organ at Macy's Center City
The Historic Grand Court Concert
Peter Richard Conte, organist. Rossen Milanov, conductor

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